Is His Heroism Hailed and Hers Hidden? Women, Men, and The Social Construction of Heroism

@article{Rankin2008IsHH,
  title={Is His Heroism Hailed and Hers Hidden? Women, Men, and The Social Construction of Heroism},
  author={Lindsay E. Rankin and A. Eagly},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={414 - 422}
}
Two studies examined how the social construction of heroism affects the representation of women and men as heroes. In the first study, community participants defined heroism or identified heroes. Although the most common defining elements of heroism were benefiting others, acting selflessly, and confronting risk, participants reported more male than female public heroes. However, when naming heroes whom they personally know, participants represented women and men equally. In the second study… Expand

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